Russell Brand is a British comedian, actor and TV host.
In the US he’s best known as a three-time host of the MTV Video Music Awards and for his marriage to Katy Perry; UK readers may remember fondly Big Brother’s Big Mouth or his appearances in films such as St Trinian’s or Get Him To The Greek. With his trademark sartorial style and flamboyant speech he addresses issues of the day in his regular The Trews video blogs.
Russell has been vegetarian since the age of 14, summing up his philosophy as “you shouldn’t eat animals, it’s mean to them”. In 2011 he saw the film Forks over Knives and promptly became vegan, before reverting to vegetarianism in 2013. In July 2014 he appealed for help from his fans to make the move to fully vegan.
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